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Baskets with Swag Border
Samantha Taft and daughters Clara and Ruth
Bennington, Vermont and Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan
Top made c1880, quilted 1958
Cotton
74” x 88”
MSUM 7438.2, Gift of Phyllis J. Gardner
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

The top was made in 1880, by Samantha and her daughters Clara and Ruth and sent to another sister Bernice for Christmas ca. 1880. The top makers lived in Bennington, VT and sent it to Bernice in Jackson, MI. Bernice is the grandmother of donor Phyllis Gardner.



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